Kansas City will break ground today on new terminal at KCI

Credit: 41 Action News
Published on March 25, 2019 - Duration: 02:47s

Kansas City will break ground today on new terminal at KCI

Monday afternoon shovels will dig into the dirt after a nearly 14-year-long process to build a new terminal at Kansas City International Airport.

City and project leaders are set to participate in a ceremony to break ground at 2 p.m.

Monday.

Airport organizers expect 500 people to attend the event celebrating what they've called the "single largest infrastructure project" in Kansas City's history.

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Kansas City will break ground today on new terminal at KCI

THE BIGGEST SINGLEPROJECT IN KANSASCITY'S HISTORYOFFICIALLY BEGINSTODAY.LEADERS WILL HOLD ACEREMONIAL GROUNDBREAKING FOR THENEW TERMINAL AT K-C-ILATER THISAFTERNOON.GETTING TO TODAY'SHISTORICGROUNDBREAKINGDIDN'T HAPPENOVERNIGHT.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER CHARLIEKEEGAN IS AT K-C-I TOHELP US RECAP WHATLED TO THIS MOMENT.THE AIRPORTCOMMITTEE CHAIRSAYS REALLY THERE'SBEEN 14 YEARS OFTALK IN REGARD TOBUILDING A NEWTERMINAL HERE AT KCI.IT ALL CULMINATED IN2017 WHEN 75PERCENT OF VOTERSAPPROVED THE IDEA.AND TODAY - MARKSTHE BEGINNING OFCONSTRUCTION - WITHTHE NEW TERMINALSLATED TO OPEN INSPRING 2023.CITY LEADERS ARECALLING THIS A ONCEIN A GENERATION TYPEOF PROJECT THAT WILLTRANSFORM THE CITY.NOT ONLY GIVING THECITY A NEW FRONTDOOR TO VISITORS -BUT ALSO PROVIDINGTONS OF OPPORTUNITYFOR PEOPLE WHO LIVEHERE TO WORK ON THEPROJECT.EGDEMOOR ISCOMMITTED TO USINGMINORITY OWNEDCONTRACTORS FOR 20PERCENT OF ITSPROFESSIONAL ANDCONSTRUCTIONSERVICES AND HIRINGWOMEN OWNEDBUSINESSES FORANOTHER 15 PERCENTOF THE WORK.THE AIRPORT CHAIRSAID THIS CREARESINCLUSIVEPROSPERITY - WHEREEVERYONE IN THE CITYPROSPERS - ANDPEOPLE CAN GO FROMLOWER TO MIDDLECLASS BY GETTINGINVOLVED IN THISPROJECT.WE SPOKE WITHJUSTUS BC SHE IS THECHAIR OF THE CITY'SAIRPORT COMMITTEE.WE HAVE TO POINTOUT SHE IS RUNNINGAGAINST TEN OTHERCANDIDATES FORMAYOR IN NEXT WEEK'SPRIMARY ELECTION.THE GROUNDBREAKINGON THIS TERMINAL AT 2O'CLOCK THISAFTERNOON.EXPECT ABOUT 500PEOPLE HERE.NEEDED TO RSVP INADVANCE TO ATTEND -WINDOW HAS CLOSED.SOC.

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